DOLPHYN DIARY – 231 – 30 October 2017

Upcoming Club and Sailing Events are on the website and a full Sailing Calendar can be found at 


Tomorrow being Halloween, here are some sailing superstitions for you: (click on the image to open a larger version)

Sailing results:

Wednesday 25/10/2017: Spring Twilight Series – Race 8
This was a great quick race, with the racers coming in just in time to miss getting wet by the much needed rain that poured down. The sailors came off the water to a warm fire, panninis and a talk by MIKE SMITH: (a FBYC member now living in Newcastle, Australia, but still owning a house in Noordhoek) who is currently busy building (using rather modern techniques) a replica of Suhaili for, next year’s Golden Globe Race.  1st Number 19, 2nd Jabulani and 3rd Little Wing. 

Sunday 29/10/2017: Medium Distance Race 1 of 4 had a very disappointing turnout of 2 boats and therefore a non-race, probably due to the stronger breeze that was blowing. 

Upcoming Sailing Events:
Wednesday 01/11/2017: Spring Twilight Series – Race 9 of 10. Start: 18h00

Panini’s on sale after the race- R25

Saturday 04/11/2017: Round the Cans – Series 1 Race 2 of 4. Start 14h30
Wednesday 08/11/2017: Spring Twilight Series – Race 10 of 10 and Prizegiving. Start: 18h00
Friday 10/11/2017: Bay-2-Bay Race. Start 17h00 – see poster below for details or CLICK HERE for Notice of Race

Youth sail training has started up again and we are out sailing regularly on a Wednesday night and Saturday, with Friday afternoons being maintenance sessions to ensure the boats are kept dry and in working order.


Phil Wade and the Marine Inspirations team invite you for a fun-filled evening of delicious food, great entertainment and excellent wine to raise funds to support the students at the STS Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simon’s Town. 

Funds raised at the very successful inaugural BBWP held in Cape Town last year were used to purchase an L26 sailing boat  â€“ named ‘Homero’ – now berthed at the False Bay Yacht Club and used for teaching practical sailing skills to the Lawhill Centre learners .  As sailors all know, upkeep is expensive and part of the funds raised this year will be allocated to the maintenance of the boat.

We promise a wonderful evening with great music, an auction and raffles with top-class prizes to be won!

Date:     Saturday, 9th December 2017
Time:     6 pm for 6.30 pm
Venue: Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town
Dress:   Welcome the summer with bright shirts, sarongs and a Caribbean theme. Dress the part and join in the fun!
Price:     R750 per person which includes a sparkling wine cocktail, finger supper, Clos Malverne vintage red wine poured from the famous 27 litre BIG BOTTLE and served from a gun carriage. Additional white and rose wine will also be provided. Cash bar for refreshments other than wine and soft drinks.

Book NOW by clicking on the link below
(you can use the same link to donate if you are unable to attend)

Lipton Challenge 2018

Date: Royal Cape Yacht Club informed the Lipton Trustees that the dates for the next contest will be 6th – 13th July 2018.

Venue:  The 2017 winners RCYC have offered to forgo their right to defend the Cup in Table Bay next year in order to afford Point Yacht Club an opportunity to host the contest in Durban – an opportunity unfairly denied them in 2014.

PYC have enthusiastically accepted RCYC’s proposal and will host the 2018 Lipton Challenge in Durban directly after MSC week next year.

Class of Boat: In line with the wishes of the majority of the 20 clubs that responded to the Lipton Trustees recent request for comment a possible change of boat for the future Lipton Challenge, the boat for the 2018 contest will be the L26.

The new sailing calendar is now available on the website at: 

See you on the water!

Linsay Oberholzer


Please note that the COF Checklists have been updated by SAS.

The new lists are available on the FBYC website:

SAS Logo


Bay-2-Bay Race 2017: Entries are now open!

All race documents (both online and printable) can be found at:

B2B 2017 - Entry forms

FBYC is the host club for the Bay to Bay race on the 10-12 November and the False Bay start point. HBYC will be the Atlantic start point and their fleet will start simultaneously with ours … heading down to Cape Point … passing each other and then rounding the start buoy in the opposite clubs and sail all the way back from the point and home again. Has all the makings of a great race. 

Note the starting time is 5pm (17h00) on FRIDAY 10 November 2017.

Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18 See More | Do More | Live More

With only 3 weeks until the Volvo Ocean Race touches our shores in Cape Town we’ll be there to welcome the fleet at the end of a 6, 300 mile journey as they greet the familiar V&A Waterfront with open arms.

VOLVO OCEAN RACE Cape Town: 24 NOV – 10 DEC 2017. 
Cape Town Bound – Volunteers needed.

Yachtsmen and women from around the world, their families, tourists and locals, will all visit the V & A Waterfront for the Cape Town Stopover in your city. The Volvo Ocean Race will bring various activations, displays and MORE to attract visitors; there will be pop-up restaurants, entertainment and other events for the duration of the Stopover for schools, professionals, adults and kids alike – and most of it will be for FREE! In order for all of this to happen, we will need VOLUNTEERS! 

Volunteers are an integral and vital part of any event and this one is no exception! Volunteers are an essential crew member of this Race, hence they will be called the ‘Port Crew’. Port Crew Volunteers will be needed for the 16 day Stopover to cover 2 shifts per day in order to guide the public and facilitate the activations, schools program, entertainment areas, media, Sail Team zones, operations team and more. Whether you can give weekends, hours after or before work, or you can take some time off work to help out – we would love to have you. The volunteer roles will suit students, men, women and retirees. All that I ask is that you be over 16 years of age and physically able.

Volunteer Roles
PLUS you get to be part of this wonderful history making event in your City for free, make new friends and gain new experiences.

Provisional Roles
There will be a number and a variety of roles available. I am presently working with each Manager to finalise their needs. Some of the roles available will be:

  • Accreditation
  • Media
  • Task Force Runners (a group which will help out everywhere)
  • Race Experience Team (inter-active activities open to public)
  • Spectator Services Team
  • Volunteer Centre Team
  • Operations Team
  • Wisdom Mascot and Assistant
  • Sailing Academy
  • And more!

Provisional Shifts
Throughout the Stopover, there will be 2 shifts per day of approximately 4-5 hours each.

  • Approximately 11.00am – 4.30pm
  • Approximately 4.00pm – 9.00pm

Volunteer Registration

MORE information can be found on their website:
or contact Ruth at


Thursday 02/11/2017: Quiz Night (4 of 5) – 19h00

Thursday 09/11/2017: Quiz Night (5 of 5) – 19h00

Thursday 23/11/2017: Boaz Talk – Ocean Awareness – 18h30

BOAZ Talk - Ocean Awareness

SATURDAY 9th December AT 1:30PM

Jumping Castle, Candy Floss, Juice & Party Pack included.
Gift not to exceed value of R100.
Parents to bring the gift with their child’s name & age clearly marked on the top.
Each child to bring swimming costume & towel.
Father Christmas to arrive with help from NSRI at approx. 2:45pm (14h45)
Book & pay with Teresa (


The draw Friday, 3rd November 2017 is for R3300.00

Remember you have to be there to win.  Draw takes place at 19h00.
Intasure - Proactive insurance people


There are no private functions this coming weekend.

FBYC has once again been awarded Blue flag status on 04 Oct.

FBYC Blue Flag status
Earlier this year all applications for the Blue Flag eco-label were reviewed through a rigorous multi-stage approval process involving both national and international assessments, by a South African and International Jury Panel.

The Western Cape has achieved the highest number of Blue Flag sites, with 28 of the beaches, all eleven boats and six of the seven Blue Flag marinas falling in the province. This shows an increase of three Blue Flag boats from the previous season, and one additional marina.

View the full list of 2017/18 Blue Flag Beaches, Boats and Marinas

Liquor Licence rules – REMINDER TO ALL

Crow’s Nest:
Children under the age of 18 yrs to be accompanied by Members
Strictly No Children to be served at the bar area